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Marie Curie (1867-1934) Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris, Curie was beloved by her colleagues for her calm, singular focus, lack of pretense and professional drive. Her work with radiation is now part of the most sophisticated cancer-treatment protocols in the world, though she herself succumbed to leukemia after decades of daily radiation exposure.
Marie Curie (Maria Skłodowska) in 1903 at the time she was awarded her Nobel prize in Chemistry
Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."
Marie Curie (1867-1934) She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to in two fields and the only person to win in multiple sciences, the first woman to become a Professor at the University of Paris and the first woman to be entombed in the Pantheon.
Marie Curie was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for 2 separate categories. Her first award was for research into radioactivity (Physics 1903). Her second Nobel prize was for Chemistry in 1911. A few years later she also helped develop the first X ray machines.
Marie Curie (1867-1934) worked closely with her scientist husband, Pierre Curie (1859-1906), and together they discovered two new elements: polonium and radium. After Pierre's death, Marie Curie continued to research radioactivity (a term she coined) and her work eventually earned her a second Nobel Prize. Marie Curie was the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. Marie Curie's work led to the use of X-rays in medicine and laid the foundation for the new discipline of atomic physics.